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Rehabilitation Dataset Directory: Dataset Profile
Dataset: Medicare Cost Report Files ()
|Dataset Full Name||Medicare Cost Report Files|
Medicare-certified institutional providers are required to submit an annual cost report to a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). The cost report contains provider information such as facility characteristics, utilization data, cost and charges by cost center (in total and for Medicare), Medicare settlement data, and financial statement data.
The Medicare Cost Report Files are used in order to compute the cost-to-charge ratio and determine the ‘cost’ of providing services by different institutions. CMS maintains the cost report data in the Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System (HCRIS). HCRIS includes cost report data subsystems for the following institution provider types:
The data consists of every data element included in the HCRIS extract created for CMS by the provider's Administrative Contractor.
|Key Terms||Cost, Cost-to-Charge Ratio, Cost Effectiveness Analysis|
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
|Health Conditions/Disability Measures|
|Disability Measures||NA||Measures/Outcomes of Interest|
|Topics||Medicare costs, Hospitals, Health Clinics, Skilled nursing facilities, Hospices, Renal dialysis facilities, Home health agencies||Sample|
Medicare-certified institutional providers including:
Hospitals, Health Clinics, Skilled nursing facilities, Hospices, Renal dialysis facilities, Home health agencies, Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC), Rural Health Centers (RHC), Community Mental Health Centers
|Sample Size/Notes||Varies by facility type and year|
|Unit of Observation||Hospital & Provider|
|Geographic Specificity||Provider Code|
|Data Collection Mode||Administrative|
|Data Collection Frequency||Updated quarterly||Strengths and Limitations|
|Strengths||Useful for using 'cost' as an outcome of interest.|
|Limitations||Limited utility as a stand-alone data set.||Data Details|
Access by fiscal year:
|Data Access Requirements||Public Use Dataset|
Reports on each data set are available on each individual cost report's web page.
The cost report data is in 3 files (4 for Hospital, SNF and HHA) that are comma delimited.
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